VFW Post 3117 is proud to announce the Winners of the 2017 Patriot’s Pen Award
The Winners are;
Mirika Jambudi 7th Grade
Sophia Pan 7th Grade
Keerthi Athota 8th Grade
Aditya U. Shelke 8th Grade
Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $54,500, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level.
The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.
The next step in the process will be a District Patriot’s Pen luncheon which will be held mid January. The exact time and place will be announced shortly. At this luncheon, the students, as well as other Post finalists from other towns, will be honored and each provided with a certificate of recognition and a $25.00 check.